Welcome to the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Physiology is the study of how biological systems perform their functions to maintain the steady-state internal environment of living organisms. We can study these processes at the genetic, cellular, organ system or whole-animal level. Our departmental name reflects the increasing application of molecular biology techniques in the understanding of physiological function. Understanding the basic concepts of physiological control of organ systems in the human body is key to identifying regulatory processes during organ dysfunction and disease states which, in turn, may elucidate a novel approach in therapeutic intervention.

   

Graduate Program Applications will be accepted for the 2021 / 22 Academic Year on September 10, 2020.

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CONTACT US

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Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
LSU Health Shreveport
Physical Address:
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Phone:  (318) 675-6011

   

Latest Department News

JanOne Acquires Worldwide, Exclusive License for Promising Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

JanOne Acquires Worldwide, Exclusive License for Promising Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), TV1001SR, which was invented by LSU Health Shreveport professor and vice chancellor for research, Dr. Chris Kevil.

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Bhuiyan Lab Group

LSU Health Shreveport researchers recently presented preliminary findings at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2019 Scientific Sessions that use of the illegal stimulant methamphetamine causes build-up of tough protein fibers in heart muscle, which may help explain the development of enlarged hearts and heart failure in users.

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$1.8 Million ROI Grant Awarded to Study Remodeling of Blood Vessels Following Arterial Blockage

Christopher Pattillo, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, has received a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH for his five-year project, “Cellular Reductive State Regulates Arteriogenesis.”

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Dr. Felicity Gavins Lab

A paper authored by many researchers at LSU Health Shreveport on the prevention and treatment of stroke was recently published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.

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Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Dr. Karen Stokes with students in the lab.

Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Students working in the lab.

Molecular and Cellular Physiology